Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa, with such vast expanses of golden sand, Fuerteventura is the perfect location for a relaxing beach holiday. Here, youll find some of the most impressive Blue Flag bays in Europe.
Pretty coves and lagoons are dotted around El Cotillo on the north-western side, with the historic town of La Oliva an attractive place for a day trip. Head down the eastern side to reach Fuerteventuras lively capital city, Puerto del Rosario. Further south is one of Fuerteventuras busiest resorts, Costa Caleta, before the island curves around into the Jandía peninsula. Costa Calma and Morro Jable sit on the southern side, while La Pared on the northern edge of the peninsula mixes golden and black sand beaches.
Fuerteventura isnt as developed as its Canarian neighbours, so its the perfect place to chill out. The main resort of Corralejo is lively after dark, but not enough to attract crowds of revellers. Costa Caleta has crystal-clear waters, Jandia is home to a breathtaking beach and luxury hotels, while Costa Calma is as serene as its name suggests.
The whole island attracts families, single travellers and couples – all of whom come here to unwind and soak up the sun. Thanks to Fuerteventuras wonderful climate, its a great destination for a dose of winter sun. A paradise island – just 4.5 hours away from the UK – its easy to see why holidays in Fuerteventura are so popular.
Fuerteventuras long coastline is famous for watersports. Arguably the most popular is windsurfing, found on the north and east shorelines. Tuition and equipment hiring centres, which cater for beginners upwards, can be found in the main resorts. Surfing and kiteboarding takes place along the west coast.
Mountain biking is a popular way to admire the scenery, while keen golfers can play a round at the island’s championship 18-hole course. Many of the main resort complexes have leisure amenities including crazy golf, ten pin bowling and horse-riding.
Youll find an excellent choice of places to eat in Fuerteventura. Whether you seek international cuisine or traditional Canarian dishes, the island has something for everyone.
Things to see & do
The beach is the focus of most holidays in Fueteventura, but theres plenty to keep active guests busy. Choose from a huge selection of water sports, from snorkelling to kite surfing. Set sail on a lazy boat trip, or take the ferry to neighbouring Lanzarote. On dry land, play golf, or try quadbiking adventures and fastpaced jeep safaris. Away from the coast, explore rugged landscapes and whitewashed villages. Dont miss Baku water park in Corralejo, home to a mini golf course, fascinating marine life shows and a regular arts and crafts market.
Fuerteventuras main resort Corralejo has a good choice of bars and restaurants, without ever getting too rowdy. The young and lively crowd would much rather head to Tenerife or Gran Canaria for their fix of allnight fun. For sophisticated bars and clubs, head to the island Capital Puerto del Rosario. In quieter resorts, entertainment tends to be lower key.
Food & Drinks
As well as traditional, Canarian restaurants, the main resorts of Fuerteventura offer a huge choice of international cuisine. Think fast food joints, Chinese, Italian, Indian and British. Try the local wine, Spanish tapas and local specialties. For convenience and value, choose a half board or all-inclusive package and eat in your hotel.